Biography & Education

Dr. Ausk attended medical school at the University of Washington, where she also completed Internal Medicine residency, chief residency, and fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. She practices general gastroenterology and hepatology with a particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer screening. She believes that healthcare providers have the privilege of accompanying patients and their families through the often stressful times brought on by an illness. She strives to guide patients in making healthcare decisions considering the best evidence available tailored to their individual story.
  • Gastroenterology
Education Background
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Washington
Fellowship: Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Washington
  • English
Personal Interests
When not at work, Dr. Ausk is usually spending time with her husband and two young children. She also enjoys cooking, dining out, running, reading, and attending Husky sporting events.

Care Locations

5350 Tallman Ave., N.W.
Swedish Tallman Professional Clinic, Suite 520
Seattle, WA 98107
Fax 206-215-4252
1221 Madison St.
Suite 1220
Seattle, WA 98104
Fax 206-215-4252
Available Weekends
Available Evenings
Accepting Medicaid


  • Gastroenterology
Services Provided
Clinical Interests
  • Celiac Sprue Disease
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Prevention
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastro-Esophageal Reflux
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis


Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.7 out of 5 (42 Ratings, 8 Comments)


Excellent provider - Karlee Ausk is the BEST Swedish could hope for!
Swedish Patient

Really appreciated Dr. Ausk's use of a scribe to take notes on the computer so she and I could focus on the discussion without her doing the typing.
Swedish Patient

Extremely happy with her.
Swedish Patient

Very interested in what you have to say.
Swedish Patient

Dr. Ausk - approachable, caring, empathetic, patient.
Swedish Patient

Very professional . excellent service
Swedish Patient

Generally very impressed. My only criticism would be that she perhaps simplifies things a little too much, on occasion. I am very well educated and have done a good bit of personal research on my condition on my own. I would appreciate if she would actually take the technical level of our conversations up a little more so that the clinic appointments were more of a learning experience for me. I can tell that she tries to use language/explanations that most anyone could understand. I think most people really appreciate that. I almost wish that she would confuse me a little, just to give me material to research after the visit. I also think it would be great if she would share recent journal articles or other current research being done on my condition to suggest things I might be doing to better understand/control my condition.
Swedish Patient

She is very good at her job and takes time to access problems outside her area of expertise.
Swedish Patient